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Overland Mail Baghdad-Haifa Pages
Help on Official Documents / Newspaper clippings / Information's
For the studies on the Overland Mail i like to request
the help of fellow philatelist. On this Pages will list documents i
would like to have as good quality copy. Some of the documents i have
already in my archive but in a quality which does not allow uploading it
Copy of UPU Circular No. 4854/157, dated 15 June 1925 needed.
Overland Mail Surcharge imposed by British Post: While it is known that the surcharge of 3d. was implemented on 23 November 1923, the last day this surcharge was required is not known to me. Who can provide these details, preferable proven by scans of the respective Postal announcement? The latest cover (franked with 8 1/2d registered rate, in my collection is dated 9 April 1932.
Iraq Report for 1929 H.S.M.O. reported in 1929 that 10 European Countries, including UK, USA and Switzerland have abolished Overland Mail Surcharges. Which countries were this?
Despite long and intensive research,
there are still numerous questions related to the Overland Mail though
Desert which i like to have solved and published here.
Maybe some readers can help solving these mysteries.
To be added later
Question 1: I wonder how/where Mail intended to be carried by the
Overland Mail, Airmail or by ordinary mail transported by ship via
Basrah was sorted in Iraq? Was it pre-sorted in Mosul, Basrah and
Baghdad and maybe other larger post offices and sent in closed mail bags
to Baghdad where the complete bags were directly handed over to Overland
Mail / Airmail etc. or were all individual postal articles sent to
Baghdad where it was sorted and put into individual mail bags and handed
over to the respective mail carriers?
How Overland Mail was sent by Western Area Postal
Administrations to Syria/Lebanon/Palestine for onward transportation by
the Overland Mail? I am aware of Mail Bag Tags from UK and Switzerland
but nothing similar has been found so far from other Postal
Question 3:Were there any official Postal Notifications about the end of the Overland Mail Baghdad-Haifa or did it ended just quietly?